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Behind the Scenes | The Making Of Wreck It Ralph




February 14, 2013 is a Valentines Day to remember. I was one of 25 bloggers asked to spend the day at the Disney Animation Building. We learned some cool things, some of which I’m going to share with you over the next week or so! We learned and did so much. To be honest, I never realized there was so much detail work to animating a film. I really thought that it was all paper and computer work. There is a little more to it than that apparently.



The animation process is done with the computer like I had guessed. After a short explanation we were given the reigns and allowed to work with Ralph ourselves. I was overwhelmed with the detail work that goes into moving Ralph. It would take me a century to get it right.

Here’s my silly attempt at getting Ralph to hula and wave hello at the same time. Please don’t laugh too loud :).

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We also visited with the Motion Camera capture team. I did learn that until the 1990’s all of the animation work was done with computers. Since the 2000’s they have been using Maya technology with Motion Camera Capture to create a more realistic movement. It’s all very technical, but we got to “play” a little with the camera in the center. What we did was, the animated film displayed on the televisions on the wall. Using the camera in the center of the “set” we were able to change the vantage point, giggle the camera in varying degrees to create affects like running next to the characters, even focus on their feet, or the person behind them, or the sky. This process gives the director a little more creative control of the final product and gives it a little more reality instead of a still centered stagnant frame. It was so interesting and I wish we had had a little more time to visit and learn more.

It’s NO WONDER it took over 400 artists to create this amazing film!

After seeing the movie, then visiting with the artists involved with creating the film I can’t wait for Wreck it Ralph to be on home video March 5th!

You can pre-order your copy at


If you are as impatient as me… it’s available in digital copy NOW!

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Disclaimer: Disney provided an all expenses paid trip to LA for the red carpet premier & In Home Blogger Day at the Disney Animation Building. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Belinda says

    How neat! I think your video turned out pretty good! The Maya technology sounds amazing!

  2. Christina Jackson says

    I am soo jealous! That’s amazing. I’m like you I thought all of these animated films were done on computers now…I guess thats why they keep getting more realistic, the technology is improving.

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